A podcast about the future of business. Technology/Innovation/Disruption focused. Expect great interviews and advice on how to stay relevant in the future workplace. Hosted by workplace innovation expert Lorri Rowlandson.
Innovation Chat With "The New Normal" Authors Lorri and Barbara Rowlandson
In this episode of the Leading Innovation at Work podcast, host Lorri Rowlandson chats with her co-author and favourite (ok, only) sister, Barb, about innovations borne out of, or accelerated by, the coronavirus pandemic. Lorri and Barb each expand on their own favourite areas of technology innovation, and also talk about changes in attitudes towards mental health in the workplace. Past episodes with industry experts are woven into the conversation, and Lorri and Barb talk about what to expect inside The New Normal online community.
Vertical Farming, Food Security and Disrupting the Food Supply Chain with Zale Tabakman
In this episode of the Leading Innovation at Work podcast, host Lorri Rowlandson chats with Zale Tabakman of Local Grown Salads about the impact of the vertical farming revolution. Local Grown Salads's method of indoor vertical farming provides fresh local produce, is the highest-yielding method of growing (32 sq ft of vertical farm produces as much as an acre of farm land!), and provides over 6 million fresh salad bags/year to retailers, institutions like schools and hospitals, and prepared food providers. Listen and learn about indoor vertical farming technology, and how vertical farming helps keep food local, increases food security, and reduces emissions for a healthier planet.
Microsoft's Betty Rhiger on Why We Need to Get Better at Collaboration
In 2020, video conferencing has become the norm - lines between work and home are blurred and productivity is hindered in the process. In this interview, host Lorri Rowlandson chats with Betty Rhiger, Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft, about the meteoric rise in popularity of Microsoft Teams. Betty shares how Microsoft Teams is a collaboration first/video conferencing second platform, allowing for productive collaboration without always having to get on a call. Betty and Lorri talk about dependencies needed for distributed teams, changes to the physical office, and what features we can expect next from Microsoft Teams.
Michael Redding on Kindness, Video Conference Culture and Embracing Innovation
Michael Redding, managing director at Agile Oak LLC and member of the IFMA board of directors, is a forward thinker. In this conversation, Michael responds to themes in host Lorri Rowlandson's recently published book, "The New Normal." Kindness, compassion, the need for a shift in video conference culture, career development in the age of COVID-19, and the importance of innovating beyond what has worked in the past are all themes explored in this interview.
Colette Temmink on Future Trends in FM
Tune is as Lorri Rowlandson chats with Colette Temmink, President of Property Services at Eden, about how space planning affects the war for talent, creates HR challenges, and the need for a digitally-forward portfolio.
Mike Petrusky on the Implications of Long-Term Remote Work
In this episode, all-around great guy and host of the Workplace Innovator Podcast Mike Petrusky and Lorri Rowlandson talk about coping with long-term remote work. Mike explains how our cognitive load is higher than ever, leading to "Zoom" fatigue, and the need for more authentic and creative engagement if we're committing to remote work for the long-haul. Lorri and Mike also talk about genuine connection with colleagues, defining productivity, and why "recharging your batteries" is just as important as the work you do.